Julius von Bernuth
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|Julius von Bernuth|
|Born||12 August 1897
Metz, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire now Metz, Lorraine, France
|Died||12 July 1942 (aged 44)
Ssochkranaja near Sumy, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union now Sumy, Sumy Oblast, Ukraine
|Allegiance|| German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany (to 1942)
|Years of service||1914–42|
World War II
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Julius von Bernuth (12 August 1897 – 12 July 1942) was a German general (Generalmajor) who served during World War II.
During the First World War, von Bernuth fought as a Lieutenant in the 115th Leibgarde-Infanterie-Regiment of the 49th Infanterie-Brigade of the Ducal Hessian Division. During the war, von Bernuth received the Iron Cross.
After the war, von Bernuth continued to serve with the Reichswehr in a variety of staff roles and was promoted to Major, in January 1936. Now serving with the Wehrmacht, von Bernuth was promoted to Lieutenant colonel (Oberstleutnant), and by 1939, had risen to the role of Chief of the General Staff of the XV. Armee-Korps.
On 12 July 1942, while flying in a Fiesler Storch from Army headquarters to XXXX Army Corps headquarters, his aircraft disappeared. Searchers found his remains in the wreckage of the plane near Ssochkranaja, on 14 July 1942. He was buried July 16 1942 in the Frolowskij cemetery near Stalingrad.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1914), 1st and 2nd class
- General Honor Decoration (Hesse) for Bravery (Großherzoglich-Hessische Tapferkeitsmedaille; Hesse)
- Wound Badge in Black (1918)
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer)
- Wehrmacht Long Service Award (Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung), 4th to 1st class
- Blood Order (Blutorden)
- Anschluss Medal (Medaille zur Erinnerung, 13 March 1938)
- Sudetenland Medal (Medaille zur Erinnerung, 1st October 1938)
- Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939), 1st and 2nd class
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 5 August 1940 as Oberstleutnant in the general staff and chief of the general staff of the XV. Armeekorps
- War Merit Cross, 2nd class with Swords
- Scherzer 2007, p. 217.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) . Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
- Julius von Bernuth on "lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de"